A Chinese Barber outside the American Factory in Canton (Guangzhou, China)

George Chinnery (London 1774 – Macau 1852)
National Trust Inventory Number 85205

Category Paintings
Date 1836 (monogrammed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 200 x 160 mm
Place of origin Guangzhou
Collection Coleton Fishacre, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Coleton Fishacre, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Chinese Barber outside the American Factory in Canton by George Chinnery (London 1774 – Macau 1852), signed and dated lower left: GC [monogram] / 1836. The barber sits on a high stool with hat and slippers in front of him, and elaborate pipe beside him. Through the open door to the right there is an American flag on a flagpole, with buildings behind. Canton now Guangzhou, China.

Provenance

From collection of Mrs Dames Longworth; Nellie Samuel, Mrs Ionides (1883 - 1962), Buxted Park, Sussex; purchased by Miss Dorothy Dillingham at Marshal Spinks and bequeathed by her in 2004

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: [Chinese Barber squatting on a stool with barber's stand.] / [Straw hat at base. Wears white tunic and blue pants. Shoes] / [and stick on ground in front. In background on right] / [a flagstaff with American flag. 8 x 61/4 inches. Orange] / [records. Page 29 ] / [By Geo. Chinnery 1836 Signed & dated ;handwritten]
Right rear: [45]
Rear centre: [228] / [1 - 4 lot]

Makers and roles

George Chinnery (London 1774 – Macau 1852), artist

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Record Status

Enhanced

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